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Baghdad— 15 nights
It's quite possible that a Baghdad holiday isn't on your list of things to do, but despite the city's reputation for turmoil, it still has plenty to offer to a daring traveler.Step out of Baghdad to go to Karbala and see Shrine of the two sons of Muslim Ibn Aqeel, which is approximately 1h 50 min away. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at The Iraq Museum, make a trip to Baghdadi Museum, buy something for everyone on your list at Al Mansur Mall, and pause for some photo ops at Al-Shaheed Monument.
To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Baghdad trip planner .
If you are flying in from South Africa, the closest major airport is Baghdad International Airport. In August in Baghdad, expect temperatures between 53°C during the day and 32°C at night. You'll set off for home on the 14th (Sat).
Things to do in Baghdad
Shrine of the two sons of Muslim Ibn Aqeel